You can now do your weekly Coles food shop on eBay
The Australian grocery wars are taking to the web. Coles and eBay have teamed up to give you a new way to shop online.
It's official: Coles is now hosting over 4,000 products on eBay through its very own, brand new eBay store. And it's not just non-perishable items like handwash and Tupperware for sale. You can actually buy the fresh stuff too.
Coles says it will stock a selection of bread and fresh food items as well as pantry selections. Unfortunately, we won't be seeing milk, eggs or frozen food on the eBay store – not just yet anyway.
Coles says you can expect prices to be roughly the same as you might see in your local store, but adds that minor variability is to be expected due to the regional discounts that some Coles stores may offer.
So let's talk delivery. eBay and Coles will charge you a $10 flat fee for delivery, and eBay Plus members qualify for free delivery on orders over $49. So, it's just another reason to sign up to eBay Plus.
Coles does offer free delivery on its standalone website, but you'll need to spend over $150 in a single transaction and select an 8-hour delivery window, which ties you to that address for a whole day.
eBay Plus members will benefit most from the new deal with Coles. If you're an eBay Plus member living in one of the serviced metropolitan areas of Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne, your grocery orders of $49 or more qualify for free delivery. That makes it perfect for inner-city singles, couples or small families looking to get between $50 and $100 worth of groceries.
You'll get extra benefits from your flybuys card also, with Coles and eBay offering double points to eBay Plus members that link their account.
Coles and eBay are also making their house calls green-friendly by allowing customers to opt for a plastic-free delivery at no extra cost (so long as you specify this request when placing your order).
Find out more about how it works on Coles' eBay store.